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Leslie C. Bockes Memorial Forest
Acreage: 71 acres
Directions: From I-93, take Exit 4. Travel West 2 miles on Route 102 to junction of Route 128. Go South on Route 128 for 3 miles. Turn right onto Bockes Rd. Go 0.1 mile and turn right on Mill Rd. Go 0.4 miles and the property is on the right.
John and Anna King Forest
Acreage: 311 acres
Directions: At junction of Routes 202 & 9 in Hillsboro, take Route 202 West toward Antrim for 2.1 miles. Turn left on 2nd NH Turnpike toward West Deering. Go 0.4 miles. Turn left again over bridge. Continue straight for 3.3 miles. Property starts on the left just past a campground.
General Bartlett Memorial Forest
Acreage: 65 acres
The General Thomas E. Bartlett Memorial Forest was given to NEFF in 1961 by Mr. Brainerd Mears, a descendant of the Revolutionary War hero, General Thomas Bartlett. Bartlett was born in Massachusetts in 1745, raised in New Hampshire, and was a foot soldier who rose to the rank of general in the Revolution. Still visible on the Bartlett Memorial Forest are the abandoned rifle pits where New Hampshire soldiers practiced their marksmanship for the Civil War.
Acreage: 221 acres
Directions: From traffic light in downtown Hillsboro (Route 202/9), take Route 149 South for about 1.7 miles. Bear right on Old County Rd. and go about 3.1 miles. Turn right on Falls Rd. Park along road.
Woodland Associates Forest
New Boston, NH
Acreage: 191 acres
Directions: From center of New Boston, head South on Route 13 towards Milford. Immediately turn right onto Old Coach Rd. Access property from one of two gates. The first is 0.3 miles after turn from Route 13. The second is further down road on the left before a brook.
Zephaniah Breed Forest
Acreage: 52 acres
Directions: From junction of Routes 77 & 114, just North of Weare Center, head South on Route 114. Take first right onto Quaker St. Continue 0.9 miles. The property is on the left.
Cabbot Memorial Forest
Acreage: 57 acres
Directions: From Boscawen, take Route 4 N about 4 miles. Cabot Forest is located on the right, just beyond a small cemetery. At property sign, drive onto a gravel road. Park at the field/log landing at the end of the gravel road.
Colby Hill Forest
Acreage: 107 acres
Directions: At junction of Routes 202 & 114 in Henniker, head North on Route 114. Take left immediately past gas station on left, onto road that parallels Route 202. Go approximately 1.5 miles through 4-way stop sign. Take first right onto Colby Hill Rd. by blueberry field. Gravel road turns to woods road in 1.0 mile. Take right by old cabin, then follow crude trail North to Colby Hill Forest.
Acreage: 43 acres
Directions: From I-93, take exit 16 and go East to Mountain Rd. Turn left and continue about 1 mile. Property is located on the left.
Mary & Quentin Hutchins Forest
Acreage: 88 acres
Directions: Take I-93 to Exit 17E. Travel 0.6 mile East. Turn left onto Route 132 and continue for 1.7 miles. Property is on the right.
Acreage: 159 acres
Directions: Take I-89 to exit 2. Follow Route 13 South about 4 miles to blinking traffic light. Turn left and continue on Route 13 South about 2.5 miles. Park on left side of road across from Beaver Pond.
Acreage: 115 acres
Directions: From I-93, take exit 17 to Route 4 North. Go about 3.5 miles and bear left toward Salisbury/Andover. Continue 0.5 miles further and turn left on Corn Hill Rd. Property entrance is 2.7 miles up road on the right.
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These forests are a short drive from several state parks, beaches and the Great Bay estuary, nearby are the University of New...READER COMMENTS: 0
Hiking, fishing, birding, nature walks, picknicking and wildlife watching in this diverse region.READER COMMENTS: 0
These forests are located along the meandering banks of the Merrimack River as it flows south through the heart of New Hampshire.READER COMMENTS: 0
Rolling hills, meandering streams and majestic lakes provide a varied backdrop for this region's forests.READER COMMENTS: 0
There's a good chance you'll find signs of moose, deer, bear, beaver or other wildlife hiking the Great North Woods.READER COMMENTS: 0
Hikers will find miles of hiking trails, winding through pine and oak forests, abandoned fields, pastures and orchards.
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